Local design studios served fresh at India Design ID 2024

The 12th edition of India’s most anticipated design show saw the superiority of tribal designs and traditional crafts as regional studios from various states dovetailed textile with modern furniture.

The collection at the recently concluded India Design ID 2024 in NSIC ground Okhla (Feb 15- Feb 18) was dotted by the furniture designs inspired from the sartory of Konyak dancing tribe of Nagaland to embroidery motifs from Gujarat.

Furniture and other interior styling  saw the fusion of heritage textile and woodcraft.

Angkha collection by URRA Design is inspired by the bright hues of traditional Naga jewellery

The Dimapur-based designer, Aku Zeliang brought the skills of his family craft to his cane and bamboo furniture. One of the collections is inspired by the Konyak dances where people are dressed in black and wear colourful jewellery. With an ancient civilisation that had no script, it was the tattoos that became a way of communication.

The long lasting collaboration between Ahmedabad-based studio, This and That and Zeliang’s Urra Design also use the traditional crafts in their designs by applying the iconic dots and dashes motifs of Assam’s  Bodo tribes onto eri silk textiles which is then replicated on to wooden

Hand embroidered artwork by Morii Design

Gandhinagar-based Morii Design brought their wall art to the exhibition to showcase hand embroidery techniques of sujini and kalamkari from craft clusters across the country.

Designer Brinda Dudhat worked with over 80 women artisans in seven villages to conjure up the  tapestries in muted earthy tones of browns, ochre, green and blue  that were being sold from a lakh and upwards.

Madras Makers, a bespoke furniture company, used reclaimed hardwood from demolished bungalows. They believe wood science takes a lifetime to master. Each of their chairs and tables go through numerous iterations before the final piece sees the light of day. 

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